Bruno Fernandes remarkably scored his TWELFTH penalty in virtually 11 months as a Manchester United participant on Saturday.
The Portugal playmaker transformed on the second time of asking because the Purple Devils edged a spirited West Brom facet to assert their first victory at Previous Trafford this season.
Fernandes has now scored 19 occasions in 34 appearances for United, with 12 of them coming from 12 yards since he assumed penalty duties in opposition to Watford in February.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males averted turning into simply the third facet within the membership’s historical past to begin a marketing campaign with 5 winless residence league matches on Saturday night.
The 26-year-old has solely missed one spot kick – at Newcastle final month – and he has now trumped Denis Irwin’s whole of 11 penalty targets for United.
United have been awarded the joint-most quantity of penalties within the Premier League since Fernandes’ debut on February 1 – degree with Leicester City with 9.
Unsurprisingly, Fernandes has scored essentially the most in that point (changing 8), one forward of second-placed Jamie Vardy.
“We’re delighted to get three factors, after all,” United boss Solskjaer stated after the match. “First win in league this season and a clear sheet, so we’re proud of that.
“Very tight calls and I feel he most likely made two proper choices with the pens… three proper choices as a result of Sam was off the road.
“We all know we will play higher than this and we definitely may’ve made it extra snug if we’d taken our probabilities early on.
“While you don’t do this it’s at all times an edge to the sport and we noticed it edgy in the direction of the tip.
“It was necessary to get that win, you might see that. We didn’t have composure or high quality to get the second purpose that may have made it extra snug.”